SEREMBAN, Dec 31 – MCA today announced its choice of MCA Youth chief Datuk Chong Sin Woon as the Barisan Nasional candidate for the Seremban parliamentary constituency in the 14th general election. MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai made the announcement when speaking to reporters after a visit to
KUANTAN, Dec 30 – The Pahang police have seized 280 boxes of contraband cigarettes worth about RM745,000 from a lorry at Jalan Kuantan-Segamat here early today. State Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Othman Nayan said the 34-year-old lorry driver was detained at about 5.30am. “The police trailed the lorry following a tip-off
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 – The Road Transport Department (RTD) will set up a special committee to investigate and take action against irresponsible parties who have vandalised the Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras. Its director-general Datuk Shaharuddin Khalid said the formation of the committee was also aimed at curbing such incident from
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 – The year 2017 marked the beginning of the journey of National Transformation 2050 (TN50) with the organisation of a series of engagements and discourses to trigger the people’s aspirations that will shape TN50. The TN50 journey began on Jan 19 with the Premier Dialogue inaugurated by
CAIRO, Dec 29 – A gunman opened fire on a church south of Cairo on Friday and was shot dead by policemen, police officials said. The gunman had opened fire outside the church, wounding five security guards, and tried to storm the building when police shot him dead, the officials said.
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 29 – The year 2017 saw Malaysia constantly transforming itself for the better. Among the notable transformation carried out throughout the year involves the transportation sector which is the key agenda under the National Transformation Programme (NTP). In meeting the demands of the people for a reliable, environment-friendly and
SHAH ALAM, Dec 29 – Throughout 2017, Selangor was plagued by a number of issues, including a state government political and administrative dilemma that led to doubts over the credibility and capability of Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Mohd Ali in administrating the state. The decision of the PAS Syura
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 29 – A restaurant owner was fined RM30,000 by the Sessions Court here today for submitting false food sales invoices to the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK). Judge Wan Mohd Norisham Wan Yaakob meted out the fine on Kamarul Ariffin Hamzah, 41, after finding that
KUCHING, Dec 29 – Most employees are aware of the importance of declaring a nominee or administrator for their Employees Provident Fund (EPF) savings, and consider it an important responsibility. However, only a few can give the correct answer when asked about such things as policies, terms, rules and so forth, because
NEW YORK, Dec 29 – A fire tore through a Bronx apartment building on Thursday, killing at least 12 people and leaving four others fighting for their lives in New York’s deadliest fire in decades, officials said. The devastating blaze broke out shortly before 7:00pm (0000 GMT Friday, 8am Malaysia time)
LONDON, Dec 28 – Britain suffered power outages and travel disruption Wednesday, with flights delayed because of brief runway closures as adverse weather hit large swathes of the country. More than 73,000 homes were left without power in central and southern English regions through the morning, due to snow and high winds.
PUTRAJAYA, Dec 28 – Employers who have been given approval to employ foreign workers are required to sign the Employer Mandatory Commitment (EMC) and bear the full cost of levy for each worker effective from Jan 1, 2018. Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot said since Feb 1 this year,
REYKJAVIK, Dec 28 – A coach carrying Chinese tourists visiting Iceland overturned on Wednesday, killing one person and leaving 12 others seriously injured, local authorities said. The 44 passengers in the coach were all Chinese nationals, a police spokesman told AFP. The most seriously injured were taken by helicopter to the capital
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 – Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) will be extending the operation time for its commuter service to 2am on Jan 1 in conjunction with the New Year’s eve celebration. In a statement today, KTMB said they would provide additional train service covering the KL Sentral-Batu Caves,
LONDON, Dec 27 – Former US President Barack Obama told Britain’s Prince Harry he was concerned social media was “corroding civil discourse”, in what he said was his first interview since leaving the White House, aired Wednesday. “One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely
MANILA, Dec 27 – The death toll from a fire that ravaged a shopping mall in the southern Philippines has risen to 38 after the body of a mall safety officer was discovered, the city mayor said Wednesday. The officer died trying to rescue those trapped in the blaze at the
BOGOTA, Dec 27 – Colombia recorded its lowest murder rate in four decades this year in the wake of a peace deal with the leftwing FARC rebel group, the government said Tuesday. There were “a little over 11,000 homicides” in 2017, Defence Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said, equating to a rate of
ALOR STAR, Dec 26 – The wait-and-see attitude and lack of awareness on the importance of nominating a beneficiary are among the reasons many Employees Provident Fund (EPF) contributors have not registered for the nomination. Congress of Unions of Employees in the Civil Service (Cuepacs) Kedah branch chairman Mohd Fadzil
TAWAU, Dec 26 – Tawau Putri Umno chief, Nazliah Ali today lodged a report at the Tawau district police station over allegations by three Facebook account holders that she was purportedly the woman arrested by the Indonesian authorities for smuggling drugs into that country. Nazliah said the allegations which had gone viral
QUITO, Dec 26 – A Christmas Eve explosion at a restaurant in Ecuador’s capital killed two people including a child, and injured 12, authorities said on Monday. The incident left a seven-year-old boy and an 82-year-old woman dead, according to the mayor’s office in Quito, updating an earlier toll of one fatality.